The ELMA Music Foundation
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Music & Youth Development
We support organizations that use music programming to advance youth development
In-School Music Programs
We support organizations that create access to high-quality, sequential music programming in primary and secondary schools
Music in Early-Childhood Development
We support organizations that further our understanding of music's potential impact on early childhood development
Music & Opportunity Youth
We support organizations that leverage music and arts programming to strengthen opportunity-youth services
On occasion, we invest in programs that meet the mission of this foundation but are outside our main focus areas
The Music & Youth Development Alliance, (MYDA) is a nation-wide coalition of community-based organizations that use music as a youth development tool
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Music is the hook that gets young people engaged and connected to the other services MYDA organizations provide.
Our Investment Framework
The ELMA Music Foundation's philanthropic strategy is codified in its Investment Framework. It showcases how we evaluate investment opportunities and measure their success over time.